Radequal – Challenging Extremism in our Community

MYZ and our partners –  Nurturing Foundations, Mad Theatre, and New Testament Church Of Godhave been working together on the RADEQUAL project. RADEQUAL is aimed at getting into communities and neighbourhoods early, having honest and often difficult conversations and working together to address and prevent some of the factors that could lead individuals to engage in extremism

The purpose of the Radequal project is to:

#1: Challenge

Identify and understand the concerns and challenges across and within communities that can create divisions and tension. Not just with stats and research; but also looking at real-life events and incidents, and people’s attitudes and behaviours.

#2: Connect

Connecting communities and building relationships. Creating a network of credible voices and working together to make a difference.

#3: Champion

Champion Manchester’s reputation for equality, inclusion and celebrating diversity. Looking at what we all have in common, and preparing people for difficult questions. Encourage critical thinking in communities to help build resilience against extremism.

Peer educators will receive training to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact hatful extremism has on victims and the community.  Following this training peer educators will receive creative training on how to deliver a fun filled positive session plan to a small intermediate group at MYZ. 

Peer educators will be tasked with creating a delivering a session with a budget of £100 to spend on any resources they feel will support their session delivery.

This community work will look great on your CV and support College and university applications. Particularly a great piece of work to be involved in for those who love helping their community and others, interested in leadership, youth work and teaching.

All participants will receive a certificate and a reference from MYZ regarding the work they have contributed towards this project.  This will be particularly helpful for further education personal statements.

All of our resourses and sessions plans we have developed over the course of the RADEQAUL project will be made available for youth workers and other community organisations to use very soon – check back here for further updates!

This project is funded by Manchester City Council.